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Bulova 1929 Geraldine

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

5AP

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

34686

Case Serial No.: 

9302967

Case shape: 

Other

Case Manufacturer: 

Other

Crystal Details: 

oval, 7/8" long by 4/8" wide

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Case Signature Format did not photograph well but reads: Pat. June 10, 1924, Bulova; 14K Gold-filled; New York; 9302967.  Believe the watch model style may be "Geraldine"?  From further research,appears the band is not as old as the watch, but a Speidel 10K GP Sterling mesh back with a front of 11 little square segments on each side of the watch and each segment set with a tiny stone.  My jeweler believes they are clear/white rhinestones that, over the years have darkened.  This was my grandmother's watch and I cherish it.  It is missing the winding stem/crown and no longer runs but I don't wish to spend the money at this time to get it working again, so I enjoy wearing it simply for its beauty as bracelet jewelry.  Any further information that can be gleaned from the panel and this site will be greatly appreciated! 

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1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
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1929 Bulova watch
jabs
Panel Member
Posted July 23, 2017 - 8:25am

When I look at my samples, 1926 Geraldine and 1929 Roberta, so I would say that subject watch is Roberta

All watch have the same movement (5AP/15) my Roberta has serial number 31588 and Geraldine 27513, whereas the subject watch has serial number 34686, I think that Roberta will be the right choice

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SStinson
Posted July 23, 2017 - 9:31am

I am so excited to know the confirmed identity of my watch!  So, 1929 Roberta it is.  (and how wonderful to see the advert from that time)  Whatever her name, the watch is lovely and I think my Mimi would be very thrilled that I enjoy wearing it, even non-running, in 2017.  Many thanks to panel members for helping to correctly ID my watch, for more info on the later-era band, and for enlargement of the picture of the internal watch case and movement, as well as providing those marvelous adverts.  I wore the watch yesterday to lunch with friends and received many compliments on my "vintage watch bracelet"; will look forward to continual wearing of Roberta and hope to one day pass it on to my own granddaughter.